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An organism that has different alleles at a particular gene locus on homologous chromosomes.
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(ˌhɛtərəʊˈzaɪɡəʊt; -ˈzɪɡəʊt)
(Biology) an animal or plant that is heterozygous; a hybrid. Compare homozygote
ˌheterozyˈgosis n
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(ˌhɛt ər əˈzaɪ goʊt, -ˈzɪg oʊt)

a hybrid containing genes for two unlike forms of a characteristic, and therefore not breeding true to type.
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Noun1.heterozygote - (genetics) an organism having two different alleles of a particular gene and so giving rise to varying offspring
fertilized ovum, zygote - (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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"Thrombophilia in this group was defined as factor V Leiden (heterozygote) mutation (n = 17), prothrombin G20210A gene (heterozygote) mutation (n = 12), protein C deficiency (n = 9), or protein S deficiency (n = 4)," wrote the authors.
Here, we present a case of antiphospholipid syndrome accompanied by heterozygote methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase gene mutation (MTHFR) mutation and hemophilia B.
In 1991, it was clarified that PSS resulted from a single nucleotide substitution in the gene encoding the skeletal ryanodine receptor 1 (sRyR1), and this finding allowed accurate diagnosis on the basis of three types: normal, heterozygote and homozygote (Fujii et al., 1991).
Study of 19 heterozygote AC carriers and of 5 cases of double hemoglobinopathy SC.
CYP2C19 heterozygote patients who were also heterozygotes for CYP3A4*1B, CYP3A4*2 and CYP3A4*3 demonstrated 100 per cent eradication.
For each migration, a previously identified heterozygote was used as a standard to verify the quality of electrophoresis and facilitate allele identification.
Chi-square analysis showed that 12 of the 14 markers fit the expected 1 heterozygote to 1 homozygote ratio in the B[C.sub.1] generation.
Tests for heterozygote deficiencies and allele frequency differences among populations were performed using GENEPOP, version 1.3 (Raymond and Rousset 1995).
She has used these data to support her genetic model of handedness, and to argue for a balanced polymorphism with a heterozygote advantage (Annett, 1985).
Furthermore, it appears that patients who are heterozygote C282Y/ H63D and C282Y/S65C are at increased risk of developing hemochromatosis phenotypically.
A compound heterozygote HbS/ [[beta].sup.0]-thalassemia will produce symptoms that are:
Hemoglobin S/hemoglobin City of Hope compound heterozygote with a SubSaharan genetic background and severe bone marrow hypoplasia.